E-Science and Information Management

The Third International Symposium on Information Management in a Changing World (IMCW2012) organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University will take place in Ankara during September 19-21, 2012 (See the Google map for venue and the hotels in the vicinity: http://bit.ly/OYGBwi).

The main theme of the Symposium this year is “E-Science and Information Management”. IMCW2012 aims to bring together both researchers and information professionals to discuss the implications of e-science for information management.

The full program is available at: by2012.bilgiyonetimi.net/en/programme/.

The first day of the Symposium (September 19, 2012 Wednesday) is set aside for eight workshops on various subjects (e.g., e-science, open access, image processing and artifical intelligence, mapping science, crisis information management, among others).

An opening reception will follow the workshops. The results of the international ex libris competition on “information management” that was organized to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Department of Information Management will be announced during the reception and the exhibition of the works of prize-winning ex libris artists will be opened.

Professor A. Murat Tuncer, Rector of Hacettepe University will open the Symposium officially on Thursday, September 20, 2012.

Dr. Tony Hey, Vice President of Microsoft Inc., will highlight in his keynote speech the major issues that e-science scholars and researchers are faced with when working with large and distributed data sets, processing and visualizing them using advanced technologies and software packages. He will share his views on some of the challenges that both scholars and information professionals have to tackle (e.g., gathering, curating, organizing, storing, and managing large amount of data, and providing perpetual access to them over the Internet). Mr. Serkan Orcan, Deputy Director of TUBITAK’s National Academic Network and Information Center (ULAKBIM) will review in his keynote speech the state of the art of e-science and e-infrastructures in Turkey and evaluate them from technical and administrative viewpoints. Keynote speeches will be followed by a panel on “Big Data and E-Science” in which the challenges of using big data in various scientific disciplines such as medicine, climatology, geology, and information science will be discussed.

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Dr. Buğra Karabey, National Technology Officer of Microsoft Turkey, will address in his keynote speech the issues of privacy and big data.

Proceedings of the Symposium was published by Springer under its CCIS (Communications in Computer and Information Science) series (E-Science and Information Management, ISBN 978-3-642-33298-2).

Symposium Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=304487562911300&context=create

Twitter hash tag: #by2012

Looking forward to seeing you in the Symposium.

Yaşar Tonta, Chair of the Organizing Committee
Serap Kurbanoğlu, Chair of the Programme Committee
Department of Information Management
Hacettepe University
6800 Beytepe, Ankara
Tel: 0312 297 82 00
Fax: 0312 299 20 14
E-mail: tonta@hacettepe.edu.tr , serap@hacettepe.edu.tr